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Message of Support: Sam Coulter Smith, Master, Rotunda Hospital

Posted on December 03, 2014

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"I am delighted to support Women's Aid International 16 Days of Action Opposing Violence against Women. Violence against women is to be deplored in all its forms and any campaign which highlights the issue of violence against women should be supported. Unfortunately violence against women is something that can and does occur in pregnancy and it is up to all of us who work in the health care services to do our best to encourage women to come forward and seek help when this occurs."

Today, day nine of the 16 Days campaign, Women's Aid is focussing on the issue of pregnancy and domestic abuse.  Click here for more information.

Permanent link | Categories: Message of SupportDay Nine3rd December 2014

Message of Support: Ombudsman for Children's Office

Posted on December 01, 2014

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As the Ombudsman for Children's Office in Ireland we are constantly reminded of the necessity for organisations such as Women's Aid whose tireless efforts offer support and protection to not just women in difficult situations but also to their children.  

Children rely on adults to vindicate their rights and welfare and for most children it is their parents who are their principal advocates.  We wish Women's Aid well in their campaign to highlight the issue of domestic violence and the affect is has on both women and children.

For more information on the Ombudsman for Children's Office visit www.oco.ie

Permanent link | Categories: Message of SupportDay Seven1st December 2014

Day Four: Tanaiste Joan Burton gives support to the 16 Days campaign

Posted on November 28, 2014

Joan Burton

During the time I spent in Africa, later as Minister with responsibility for Development Co-operation and Overseas Aid and currently as Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection in Ireland I am constantly reminded of the invaluable support that organisations such as Women’s Aid provide to women and their children living in very difficult situations because of violence.  Violence against women is a human rights abuse and a crime that must not be tolerated.  

As Tánaiste and Leader of the Labour Party, I will make every effort in Government to address this violation of human rights.  I wish Women’s Aid a successful campaign again this year.   

Permanent link | Categories: Day FourMessage of Support28th November 2014

Day Two: President Michael D Higgins supports the 16 Days of Action campaign

Posted on November 26, 2014

Group 1 - President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina welcome staff, board members and volunteers from Women's Aid to mark our 40th anniversary earlier this year.
President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina welcome staff, board members and volunteers from Women's Aid to mark our 40th anniversary earlier this year.

President Michael D Higgins has issued a message of support for the 16 Days of Action as Women's Aid and over 130 organisations highlight violence against women in Ireland.  

His message reads:

"I would like to send my best wishes to Women's Aid as they participate in the 16 Days of Action Opposing Violence Against Women.  This is an important initiative which expresses solidarity with the many women, both at home and abroad, who are subjected to aggression and cruelty. I thank and commend you for demonstrating Ireland's support for female victims of violence by partaking in this action.  I wish you continued success with your important work."

Women's Aid welcomes President Higgin's support for this nationwide action.

Permanent link | Categories: Day TwoMessage of Support26th November 2014

Day One: Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald Mark the 16 Days Campaign.

Posted on November 25, 2014

An Taoiseach & Minister Fitzgerald mark the ‘16 Days of Action’ to raise awareness about gender-based violence

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald have today marked the start of the ‘16 Days of Action’ to raise awareness about gender-based violence.

The 16 Days Campaign is an international campaign that started in 1991 and will run from 25th November, UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10th December, Human Rights Day.

The Taoiseach stated:

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Permanent link | Categories: Message of SupportDay One25th November 2014

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